Embassy in United States


Post date: 23/02/2021

The Embassy of Argentina has the pleasure to share with you the invitation to the online event:

The Road to Legal Abortion in Argentina

 Hosted by the Inter-American Dialogue and co-sponsored by IPPFWHR and the Embassy of Argentina in Washington, DC. 

The webinar featuring experts from the region will offer insights on the legalization of abortion in Argentina and the impact it will have on our region. We hope you can join us for this discussion on Thursday, February 25th at 9:30 am EST. 

This event will be held in both English and Spanish. Simultaneous interpretation will be available.

Registration is required to attend the webinar.


Thursday, February 25, 2021
9:30AM - 11:00AM (Washington, DC) / 11:30AM - 1:00PM (Buenos Aires) 
RSVP for Log-In Instructions 


On December 30, 2020, the Argentine Senate approved legislation to legalize abortion, a historic landmark in the advancement of women’s rights in Latin America. The Senate vote was the culmination of a process that spanned 15 years and involved multiple actors, from government officials and parliamentarians to feminists, academics, and the National Campaign for the Right to Legal, Safe, and Free Abortion.

The effort that drove the legalization of abortion in Argentina offers a useful example of a movement that evolved from mobilizing around a single issue – violence against women – to expanding its demands and ultimately building the political power and coalition necessary to transform the legal framework of abortion. In this sense, it provides valuable lessons for social movement building, political mobilization, and broadening women’s rights frameworks to encompass sexual and reproductive health and rights as key to women’s full inclusion and enjoyment of citizenship and the strengthening of democracy.

Many expect that the Argentine example could have repercussions elsewhere in Latin America, a region that has long had one of the most restrictive legal frameworks regarding abortion and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Against this backdrop, the Inter-American Dialogue, the Embassy of Argentina in Washington, DC, and the International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region (IPPFWHR) have organized a discussion featuring experts from the region to offer insights on this remarkable story.

Follow the event at #LegalAbortionArgentina or at @The_Dialogue@IPPF_WHR, and @ARGinUSA.

Please RSVP to receive information on how to join the webinar. We invite participants to send questions through the Q&A function on Zoom or email questions to meetings@thedialogue.org.  

This event will be held in both English and Spanish. Simultaneous interpretation will be available for those who join the event online through the RSVP. 



  • VILMA IBARRA, Legal and Technical Secretary of the Presidency, Government of Argentina (@VilmaIbarraL)
  • MARTA ALANIS, Founder, Catholics for the Right to Decide, National Campaign on Legal, Safe and Free Abortion, Argentina (@martaaalanis)
  • MONICA DE BOLLE, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE), and Dialogue Member, Brazil (@bollemdb)
  • ANA CRISTINA GONZÁLEZ VÉLEZ, Co-Founder, La Mesa por la Vida y la Salud de las Mujeres, Colombia; Professor of Health Law, Universidad de los Andes





This event is hosted in partnership with IPPFWHR and the Embassy of Argentina in the United States.


Photo Credit: Constanza Niscovolos / IPPFWHR

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